Chic on a Shoestring

Simple to Sew Vintage-style Accessories

Price 14.99
ISBN 9781856269810
Format Paperback
Published 26th May 2011
Size 250 x 210 mm
Pages 160


Why throw out your old clothes when they can be transformed for very little money?
With an eye for all things 'stylishly vintage', Mary Jane takes throwaway items and illustrates how they can be used to create a host of covetable clothes and accessories. An old tie can be turned into a purse, knitting needle holder, cute corsage and a belt. Silk scarves can make a return as a sexy top or skirt, and T-shirts as funky 40s-style turbans.
Chic on a Shoestring will take you through - step-by-step - all you need to know to create fabulous accessories you actually want to wear, and provide you with lots of variations and inspiration to foster your own style. And with advice on how to find useful treasures at markets, charity shops and vintage stores, you will be making your own creations in no time.

Author Information

Mary Jane Baxter is a writer and craft expert. She runs textile and millinery courses across Europe and writes and reports on fashion, craft and creativity for BBC television,, Sew magazine, Cloth and Selvedge.

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